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Jan 17, 2013 12:00am PST
biden, because of michael bloomberg, because of former congressman gabrielle giffords that there is a possibility of doing something now or is it simply the possibility of beginning the conversation? >> the it seems like it was the beginning of a conversation that would end in failure even two, three weeks back. if you talked to people that were inside the white house and working with joe biden i don't think there was a lot of hope that they thought they could ever get through an assault weapon ban in the house and the senate. for actually, though, it's not been michael bloomberg's actions over the past several weeks or gabrielle giffords or joe biden's that i think has made the biggest difference. i think the reason why the political landscape is moving as quickly as it is on this issue and why the polls are moving is because the abhorrent behavior of the national rifle association and their reaction not only to newtown but wayne lapierre's press conference, the news of the past few days of a commercial that actually talked about the president's own children and takes their personal
PBS
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
such a hot company? >> the north wegz "brack away" will be docking in new york. and michael bloomberg said this is a big deal. it really is. we have three broadway shows and edgy stuff that will give consumers another look at cruising. >> susie: so how is the cruise business these gays? given the weak economy, how are bookings? >> you know, we're feeling pretty good. we're filling our ships every single week with consumers that are having a ball and going off the ships and talking to their friends and neighbors and that's what's driving us gluldz you do interact a lot with consumers, what's your take on consumers? are they willing to spend money to go on a vacation or are stay teastill cautious they don't want to splurge on a big trip? >> i think consumers have had a tough run and now they know what their tax situation is of for 2013 based on what happened in washington recently, and the ones work say i have nigh job, interest rates are low. it's not that bad. i want to take my vacation. >> susie: is business strong enough that you're going to add some jobs and what are your
PBS
Jan 17, 2013 12:00pm PST
. for actually, though, it's not been michael bloomberg's actions over the past several weeks or gabrielle giffords or joe biden's that i think has made the biggest difference. i think the reason why the political landscape is moving as quickly as it is on this issue and why the polls are moving is because the abhorrent behavior of the national rifle association and their reaction not only to newtown but wayne lapierre's press conference, the news of the past few days of a commercial that actually talked about the president's own children and takes their personal security in and turns that into a political attack ad as well as an app on iphone that originally was targeted for agings four and up where kids could engage in target practice on their parents' iphone using assault weapons. but, charlie, with every misstep that wayne lapierre and the n.r.a. makes, they make the president and joe biden and michael bloomberg's dream of comprehensive gun control all that more possible. look at the polls that just came out this last week, the "washington post"/abc news poll now shows that a
PBS
Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
sense safety measure s. that's what michael bloomberg says. no it is an attack on the second amendment. it is an attack on those americans who purchasedded and legally use firearms, who never committed a criminal act, who have never done anything wrong. they can say that it doesn't infringe upon their rights but in fact it does. now every amendment the first amendment you can't famously yell fire in a crowded theater. the second amendment is also subject to reasonable limits. the supreme court has upheld that. but they're strictly looked at. you have to demonstrate that they really impact things and that they're really necessary. and the problem that we have is that none of the things that they've suggested are going to do any good. they're asking the question, judy, what do we do about guns? the question should be what do we do to prevent the kinds of things that happened in connecticut? we don't think that they're asking that question but they're pursuing their own agenda. >> woodruff: they say that's what they're doing. >> i know they do. woodruff: gabrielle giffords the f
PBS
Jan 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
giffords and her husband have started an effort. the principal owner of bloomberg lp michael wloomberg cares passionately about this and will spend a lot of money. and i see earlier indications that that could have some success. i would bet against any assault weapons ban, but i think there really could be a real struggle over that. >> rose: when you look at these issues of nominee for secretary of defense, nominee for secretary of the treasury, and these criticisms on diversity, what did he say about that, major? >> well, the president said just hold on a minute. wait until i have made my appointments but for at point. s made so far on the national security side, all white males, treasury secretary, jack lew, an insider, chief of staff now moving over there, there are those who look at this administration and say not only is he not diverse as diverse tas was the first term, but it doesn't have any sort of that low level rivalry contingent that the first term cabinet did. all these people are dyed in the wool obama loyalists from the tightest elemental elements of the inner circle for
PBS
Jan 16, 2013 3:00pm PST
the state like virginia taking on the n.r.a. and you have michael bloomberg spending money on this and defeating a-rated n.r.a. candidates. so the whole calculus has changed. it used to be the n.r.a. was the one game in town on the money front and the pac front. that's changed. so there's a real cost now for standing with the n.r.a. and i that is as you would say a game changer in that regard. >> brown: dr. gold, how does it change your world? the evolving politics here and events like newtown? >> well, it's -- you know, from my perspective-- and i'm not a gun expert, obviously-- but from my perspective it's really unfortunate that it takes these kinds of events to move forward with our country to make a stronger commitment to providing for mental health care needs of our citizens. it shouldn't have to take something like this for something to become a social priority. >> brown: but now that it's here, as you were saying before, there's still going to be many, many questions about how you implement it. last night we talked about new york state and various states taking some proposa
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)